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The Smyrna Band

Black Mountain, North Carolina, USA

“The Smyrna Band was established in 1975 by founder Ron Thompson and Timothy Bode as an acoustic rock band. The band evolved into a “power pop” rock band in the late 70's and experienced numerous personnel changes.

In the 1980's the group settled into a power trio with two national releases and two produced albums. The album entitled In the Deep of the Night was distributed by Morada Records and Raise Up the Standard by Lamb Records.

The later of the two records had two top singles on “American Christian Countdown” in 1986 & 1987. The Smyrna Band continued to play road gigs until the early 90's and then began to concentrate on a more local level after settling in Myrtle Beach, SC.

The band established “Firstfruit Ministries” which has developed into a multimedia production company. This company produces both TV shows and musical concerts.

The Smyrna Band continues to minister in music but has changed the format back to its acoustic roots. Two new members contribute to the change. Dallas Gennerich joined the group in the late 90's and Brandt Farmer was added in 2002.

As the group continues to play coffeehouses and to do street ministry in the new format, they have many requests for cd's. In January of this year, The Smyrna Band returned to the studio to record a new release entitled “I Hear A Sound”. They pray that the project will bless those who hear it as much as they were blessed when they did the recording.” (from


In the Deep of the Night

1984 Cherry Grove Records (SCR006)

  1. In the Deep
  2. Disneyland, USA
  3. Two Sides
  4. Final Notice
  5. The Game
  6. Never Gets Old

New Day

1984 Cherry Grove Records (SCR009)

  1. New Day
  2. I Have Been Thru the Fire
  3. The Way You Do
  4. Love Like There's No Tomorrow
  5. You Keep Me Runnin'

In the Deep of the Night

1984 Morada Records (MZS 168)

Ron Thompson - Vocals, guitar
Tim Bode - Keyboards
Steve Senn - Drums, vocals

  1. In the Deep of the Night (3:11)
  2. Disneyland USA (2:55)
  3. Two Sides (3:32)
  4. Borrowed Time (3:14)
  5. Never Gets Cold (3:10)
  6. Rejoice (2:23)
  7. I Once Was a Man (2:51)
  8. Vision (3:21)
  9. Thru the Fire (3:39)
  10. I See Jesus (4:14)

Raise Up the Standard

1985 Lamb Records (LA-1211-C)

  1. Raise Up the Standard
  2. Red Line
  3. Straight for the Heart
  4. Hard Days
  5. Ask Me Now
  6. You Can't Run

I Hear a Sound

2005 Cherry Grove Records

  1. Either Way (3:48)
  2. Ask Me Now (3:14)
  3. Happy Song (3:59)
  4. Thru The Fire (3:47)
  5. He Set Me Free (3:28)
  6. In The Deep (3:26)
  7. I Hear a Sound (4:42)
  8. Candle (3:05)
  9. Water Into Wine (2:35)
  10. Talkin' 'Bout Jesus (1:41)
  11. You Need Jesus (4:34)